16 06, 2016

Best of Taste Taiwan

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Taiwan|Tags: , , , |

Photo courtesy of Taiwan: The Heart of Asia Taiwan, located in the “Heart of Asia,” is renowned for its award-winning cuisine, historical attractions, and stunning natural scenery. Making it the perfect destination for both the week vacationer, for those taking a gap year or making a move, and also for layover visits to [...]

8 12, 2014

“A Path Appears” Documentary

By | December 8th, 2014|Categories: Africa, Central America, Haiti, US|Tags: , , , , , |

From the Creators of "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide", comes another wonderful documentary about Hope. A Call to Action. And how a little help can go a long way and make a humongous impact on someone's life, in the US or Across the World. Half the Sky is a three-part documentary [...]

20 10, 2010

Outsourced TV Show – First All Indian Cast

By | October 20th, 2010|Categories: India, US|Tags: |

I am loving the new sitcom on NBC: Outsourced. Now you say automatically, "Of course Jacki you'd love that show! There's Indians on there!" Yes, I do admire and celebrate Indian culture as one of my favorites, but this show is truly enjoyable to watch with a lot of truth. Only 4 episodes have broadcasted, [...]

25 07, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love

By | July 25th, 2010|Categories: Europe, India, Indonesia, Italy, Southeast Asia, Varanassi|Tags: , , , , |

How many of you have read Eat, Pray, Love & have dreamt of blissfully drifting away to the 3 beautiful countries starting with 'I' -- Italy to fall in Love & indulge, India to seek Spirituality & Balance at an Ashram from 3am-noon, Indonesia for a Simple life on motorbikes & learning the culture? Disregard the [...]

22 02, 2010

Motorcycle Diaries

By | February 22nd, 2010|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: |

My Recommended Movie of the Week: Motorcycle Diaries (2004) Based on a motorcycle journey the Argentinian legendary Ernesto "Che" Guevara took on a semester before graduating medical school with his older friend Alberto. Ernesto was well educated through med school, specializing in Leprosy which was especially infamous during that era and area. He was also [...]

15 04, 2009

Children of the Pyre, a Documentary on Varanasi

By | April 15th, 2009|Categories: India, Varanassi|Tags: , |

  A film about the realities of children in Varanasi Children of The Pyre is a documentary showing the compelling real-life story of children living and working in India. It's a self-narrative of 7 extraordinary children who make their living out of the dead in Manikarnika, the busiest cremation ground in India. This is [...]

18 02, 2009

The Movie: Religulous

By | February 18th, 2009|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , |

"Religulous" is a combination of the words 'Religion' & 'Ridiculous'. It's not scripted, nor is it much of a documentary, as it is simply a compilation of interviews with religious individuals. Those interviewed tend to be of the more extreme though. From the same director as Borat, Larry Charles (staff writer of Seinfeld) delivers an [...]

8 02, 2009

Enamored by the movie: Vicky Cristina Barcelona

By | February 8th, 2009|Categories: Spain|Tags: |

I'm a complete Hopeless Romantic, and it melts my heart to watch such good romantic films! Now although I'm a sucker for these heart-throb chick flicks, I can distinguish a well-written one vs a dumb cheesy one. I Absolutely LOVED THIS MOVIE!! This film was written & directed by Woody Allen. Famous stars include Javier [...]